Wednesday, September 6, 2017

5 other services users wish to find in a library (and how libraries offer them) Part Two

5 other services users wish to find in a library (and how libraries offer them) Part Two

We’ve presented the four basic services each library should offer nowadays and now we will continue with five other examples of services users wish to find in a library.

https://princh.com/services-users-wish-to-find-in-a-library-how-libraries-offer-them/#.Wa6ZJrKGPIV

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

4 important things users want from a library (and how to offer them) Part One..


4 important things users want from a library (and how to offer them) Part One...

Sometimes, there is a big imbalance between what the users wish to have in a library and what they really get. As Mick Fortune mentions in our previous post, for many years libraries measured their success primarily by footfall and they only focused on that. Only in the last few years, libraries have really started focusing on getting to know their users better. Even so, all the studies, such as those made by The Pew Internet, Carnegie UK Trust, Museums Libraries & Archives UK, etc. end up showing the same results.

Community Centered: 23 Reasons Why Your Library Is the Most Important Place in Town


Community Centered: 23 Reasons Why Your Library Is the Most Important Place in Town
by Julie Biando Edwards, Melissa S. Rauseo, & Kelley Rae Unger

As librarians, we know the value of our community services, and our patrons appreciate their importance as well. But in an increasingly digital world, we see the role of libraries as community and cultural centers at times undervalued, and occasionally under fire.

More than just books and banks of computers, libraries are still places where individuals gather to explore, interact, and imagine. We decided to take a look at some of the specific ways in which libraries add value to our communities and serve as cultural centers for our patrons. We separated library services into five very broad categories: (1) libraries as community builders, (2) libraries as community centers for diverse populations, (3) libraries as centers for the arts, (4) libraries as universities, and (5) libraries as champions of youth. Under each of these we highlighted specific ways in which libraries serve in these capacities, and included examples of unique or exemplary library services that support the notion that libraries are about more than just information.

8 Innovative technologies to implement at the library of the future


8 Innovative technologies to implement at the library of the future...

Librarians should lead the way in technology use among fellow residents and gain more time for the most important activity: helping patrons. Since the main mission of most libraries is to offer equality of access to information for every citizen, then why not be a trendsetter in digital use and implement innovative technologies?

This article presents a range of relevant and useful innovative technologies to implement at the library. We focus on the technology’s applicability for the library and not on the potential budgetary impacts of said technologies.

https://princh.com/8-technologies-to-implement-at-the-library-of-the-future/#iLightbox[gallery3149]/0

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF NIGERIA: INVITATION TO TENDER AND EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF 2017 CAPITAL PROJECTS


NATIONAL LIBRARY OF NIGERIA: INVITATION TO TENDER AND EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF 2017 CAPITAL PROJECTS

The National Library of Nigeria (herein also referred to as ‘The Agency”) in compliance with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act, 2007, wishes to invite seasoned and qualified contractors to submit bids for the under listed Capital Projects as appropriated in the 2017 Appropriation Act.

2.0 SCOPE OF WORK

CATEGORY A: WORKS

LOT 1A: CONSTRUCTION OF PROTOTYPE STATE BRANCH BUILDING IN JALINGO, TARABA STATE.

LOT 1B: CONSTRUCTION OF PROTOTYPE STATE BRANCH BUILDING IN IBADAN, OYO STATE.

LOT 1C: FENCING AND PROVISION OF EXTERNAL WORKS AT GOMBE STATE BRANCH (FENCING, LANDSCAPING, INTERLOCKING ETC)

LOT 1D: FENCING AND PROVISION OF EXTERNAL WORKS AT KATSINA STATE BRANCH (FENCING, LANDSCAPING, INTERLOCKING ETC)

CATEGORY B: GOODS

LOT 2A: PROCUREMENT & INSTALLATION OF SOUND PROOF GENERATING SETS (ABUJA ZONE; HEADQURTERS & AREA 2)

LOT 2B: PROCUREMENT & INSTALLATION OF SOUND PROOF GENERATING SETS (SOUTHERN ZONE; OSHOGBO AND CALABAR BRANCHES)

LOT 2C: PROCUREMENT & INSTALLATION OF SOUND PROOF GENERATING SETS (NORTH- EAST ZONE; GOMBE AND ADAMAWA STATE BRANCHES)

LOT 2D: PURCHASE OF COMPUTER DESKTOPS, LAPTOPS & ACCESSORIES

LOT 2E: PURCHASE OF PHOTOCOPIERS, PRINTERS AND SCANNERS

LOT 2F: PURCHASE OF VEHICLE FOR LEGAL DEPOSIT MONITORING AND ENFORCEMENT.

LOT 2G: SUPPLY OF LIBRARY EQUIPMENT AND FURNITURE AT GOMBE STATE BRANCH

LOT 2H: SUPPLY OFFICE EQUIPMENT AT GOMBE STATE BRANCH

CATEGORY C: PROCUREMENT OF ASSORTED BOOKS AND CATALOGUING TOOLS

LOT 3A: PURCHASE OF FOREIGN REFERENCE MATERIALS

LOT 3B: PURCHASE OF CATALOGUING TOOLS

LOT 3C: PURCHASE OF NIGERIANA REFERENCE MATERIALS

LOT 3D: PURCHASE OF FOREIGN MONOGRAPHS

LOT 3E: SUPPLY OF NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS

CATEGORY D: SERVICES

LOT 4A: EVENT MANAGER FOR THE EXECUTION OF 2017 NATIONAL READERSHIP PROMOTION CAMPAIGN

LOT 4B: EVENT MANAGER FOR SENSITIZATION WORKSHOPS FOR PUBLISHERS AND AUTHORS ON LEGAL DEPOSIT COMPLIANCE.

LOT 4C: PRODUCTION OF NATIONAL BIBLOGRAPHY OF NIGERIA (NBN), 2014 MAIN EDITION 2012 SUPPLEMENTARY EDITION

CATEGORY E: PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES

LOT 5A: PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR RESEARCH AND HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT.

LOT 5B: PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE SUPERVISION OF NATIONAL VIRTUAL LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT

LOT 5C: PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE SUPERVISION OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF PROTOTYPE BRANCH BUILDING IN JALINGO, TARABA STATE.

LOT 5D: PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE SUPERVISION OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF PROTOTYPE BRANCH BUILDING IN IBADAN, OYO STATE.

3.0 ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

Interested and competent contractors, suppliers and consultants wishing to carry out any of the projects are required to submit their company profiles including the following documents, which will be subjected to verification and due diligence by the Agency:

i. Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)

ii. Evidence of Tax Clearance Certificates for the past three years (2014, 2015 and 2016)

iv. Pension Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2017.

v. Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2017.

vi. National Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Clearance Certificate valid till 31st December, 2017.

vii. Current Certificate of Registration/Interim Registration issued by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) as evidence of registration on the National Data base of Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers.

viii. Evidence of verifiable similar jobs executed and technical capability to deliver.

ix. Bank Reference Letter indicating financial capability/liquidity written by Bank Manager of the bidder.

x. A sworn Affidavit certifying that the company is not in receivership and/or the subject of any form of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings or the subject of any form of winding up petition or proceedings. The declaration shall also include that the company has no Director who has been convicted by any court in Nigeria or any other country for criminal offenses in relation to fraud or financial impropriety and that no officer of the National Library of Nigeria or the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) is a former or present Director, Shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the job and that all information presented and attached are true and correct of the company.

xi. Detailed Company Profile with Photocopies of academic and professional Certificates and Curriculum Vitae of Key/Technical Personnel,

xii. Company Audited Accounts for the last three years (2014, 2015, 2016)

4.0 COLLECTION OF TENDER DOCUMENTS

Interested Contractors are to collect tender documents from the Procurement Unit of the National Library of Nigeria at Plot 274 Sanusi Dantata House, Central Business District, Abuja within the working hours of 9am – 4pm, Monday – Friday upon the payment of a non refundable processing fee of N50,000.00 for Category A and N20,000.00 for Categories B, C, D & E. The payment should be made in favour of FGN – National Library of Nigeria through the Remita Collection Platform.

5.0 SUBMISSION OF TENDER DOCUMENTS:

i. Interested contractors are to submit their documents (Both Technical and Financial Bids) in two separate envelopes enclosed in one big envelope clearly stating the Project Name and LOT Number at the top right hand corner of the envelope and addressed to;

The National Librarian/Chief Executive Officer,

Attention:

The Head of Procurement Unit,

National Library of Nigeria,

Plot 274 Sanusi Dantata House, Central Business District, Abuja.

ii. The documents should be deposited in the Tender Tamper Proof - Box at the Procurement Unit of National Library of Nigeria on the ground floor, Plot 274 Sanusi Dantata House, Central Business District, Abuja within the working hours of 9am – 4pm, Mondays – Fridays.

iii. Company’s name should be written on the reverse side of the envelope

iv. The deadline for submission is Monday 18th September, 2017 by 12 noon.

6.0 BID OPENING

Bid opening will commence immediately after the deadline for submission on Monday 18th September, 2017 by 12 noon at the Board Room (First Floor) of National Library of Nigeria at Plot 274 Sanusi Dantata House, Central Business District, Abuja.

All bidders or their representatives, relevant professional bodies, NGOs and the general public are invited to witness the public bid opening exercise.

7.0 SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CATEGORY

Interested Consultants shall submit one copy of their Expression of Interest and Pre-qualification documents with the Project Category, Title, and Lot No. clearly written on the Front Top Right Corner of the envelope with the company name written on the reverse side of the envelope and addressed to the National Librarian/CEO, Attention: Head of Procurement, National Library of Nigeria, Plot 274 Sanusi Dantata House, Central Business District, Abuja and deposited in the Tender Box at 6.0 above on or before 12 noon Monday, 21st August 2017.

7.1 PUBLIC OPENING OF BIDS FOR CATEGORY E

Expression of Interest (EoI) and Pre-qualification documents for Category E will be publicly opened immediately after deadline for the submission of documents by 12 noon Monday, 21st August, 2017 at the Board Room of National Library of Nigeria, Headquarters, Plot 274 Sanusi Dantata House, CBD Abuja in the presence of bidders/representatives, relevant professional bodies, NGOs and interested members of the general public. Note that only Shortlisted/Prequalified bidders will be invited to collect Tender Document upon the payment of non-refundable Tender Fee of N20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand Naira) only per lot, payable to the Treasury Single Account (TSA).

8.0 GENERAL INFORMATION

8.1. The National Library of Nigeria shall refer all documents attached to relevant agencies; BPP, FIRS, PENCOM, ITF, NSITF and Security agencies for verification.

8.2. The National Library is not bound to accept the lowest quotation that is not

responsive.

8.3. Companies and bidders are prohibited from bidding for more than two lots in each of the Categories.

8.4. All documents for submission shall be transmitted with a covering letter under the company’s Letter Head Paper bearing among others, the Registration Number (RC), Valid Contact Telephone Numbers, e-mails address and official Company’s address.

8.5. The Letter Head Paper shall bear the Names of all the Directors of the Company at the bottom of the page.

8.6 Only successful bidders from the Technical Evaluation will be invited for financial bid opening.

8.7 Deviations to the provisions of this advertisement will automatically lead to the

disqualification of the bidder.

8.8. Contractors who have worked for the Agency and have a history of poor performance, abandonment, supply of inferior quality of services/goods need not apply as they will be disqualified.

9.0 DISCLAIMER

9.1 This announcement is published for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer by the Tenders Board of the National Library of Nigeria to transact with any party for the projects, nor does it constitute a commitment or obligation on the part of the Tenders Board to procure concession services.

9.2 The Tenders Board will not be responsible for any cost or expenses incurred by any interested party(ies) in connection with any response to this invitation and or the preparation or submission in response to an inquiry.

9.3 The Tenders Board is not bound to shortlist any contractor and reserves the right to annul the selection process at any time without incurring any liabilities and assigning any reason thereof.

Signed:

Olufemi, Adewumi

Head of Procurement Unit

For: National Librarian/Chief Executive Officer.

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF NIGERIA

PLOT 274 SANUSI DANTATA HOUSE, CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT, ABUJA.

INVITATION TO TENDER AND EXPRESSION OF INTEREST


FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF 2017 CAPITAL PROJECTS

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CiteSeerX Digital Library

CiteSeerX:

CiteSeerX is a digital library search engine that provides access to more than 5 million scholarly documents with nearly a million users and millions of hits per day. CiteSeerx is an evolving scientific literature digital library and search engine that has focused primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeerx aims to improve the dissemination of scientific literature and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scientific and scholarly knowledge.

Rather than creating just another digital library, CiteSeerx attempts to provide resources such as algorithms, data, metadata, services, techniques, and software that can be used to promote other digital libraries. CiteSeerx has developed new methods and algorithms to index PostScript and PDF research articles on the Web. 

http:citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/index

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Library Systems Report 2017 : Competing visions for technology, openness, and workflow..

Library Systems Report 2017 : Competing visions for technology, openness, and workflow..
By Marshall Breeding 




The library technology industry has entered a new phase: business consolidation and technology innovation. Development of products and services to support the increasingly complex work of libraries remains in an ever-decreasing number of hands. Not only have technology-focused companies consolidated themselves, they have become subsumed within higher-level organizations with broad portfolios of diverse business activities. The survivors of this transformed industry now bear responsibility to deliver innovation from their amassed capacity. Modern web-based systems delivering traditional library automation and discovery capabilities are now merely table stakes. Real progress depends on building out these platforms to support the new areas of service emerging within each type of library.

Transforming Our Libraries from Analog to Digital: A 2020 Vision...by Brewster Kahle

Transforming Our Libraries from Analog to Digital: A 2020 Vision...by Brewster Kahle

Today, people get their information online — often filtered through for-profit platforms. If a book isn’t online, it’s as if it doesn’t exist. Yet much of modern knowledge still exists only on the printed page, stored in libraries. Libraries haven’t met this digital demand, stymied by costs, e-book restrictions, policy risks, and missing infrastructure. We now have the technology and legal frameworks to transform our library system by 2020

By 2020, we can build a collaborative digital library collection and circulation system in which thousands of libraries unlock their analog collections for a new generation of learners, enabling free, long-term, public access to knowledge.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

TWEET CHAT, LIBRARIES: INDISPENSABLE INSTITUTIONS FOR SUCCESSFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT OF SDGs IN NIGERIA

TWEET CHAT, LIBRARIES:  INDISPENSABLE INSTITUTIONS FOR SUCCESSFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT OF SDGs IN NIGERIA







National Library of Nigeria in collaboration with Library and You has embarked on a Social Media Library Awareness and Sensitization Program. 


The Social Media Library Awareness and Sensitization Program has been circumspectly designed by National Library of Nigeria and Library and You to educate Nigerians on the indispensable roles of libraries and librarians to our national development.

The maiden edition of SM-LASP has been scheduled to hold on 22nd April 2017 by 7pm on Twitter.

Topic: LIBRARIES: INDISPENSABLE INSTITUTIONS FOR SUCCESSFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT OF SDGs IN NIGERIA. 

Featuring:

- Prof. Lenrie O. Aina (National Librarian/ CEO, National Library of Nigeria) @lenrieaina


- Dr. Nkem Osuigwe (Director, Nigerian Book Foundation) @librarian_nkem



- Mr. Wale Micaiah (SDGs Advocate) @walemicaiah @SDGsNGA




@Librarygovng #NationalLibraryNG @libraryandyou

Friday, April 7, 2017

IFLA’s Global Vision takes off!

IFLA’s Global Vision takes off!



The challenges facing the library field from ever-increasing globalisation can only be met and overcome by an inclusive, global response from a united library field.

IFLA’s Global Vision discussion, officially launched in Athens, is bringing together thousands of representatives of the library field worldwide to explore how a connected library field can meet the challenges of the future.